Known as a “primary care” advisor for intellectual property and commercial matters, Jennifer has a strong reputation for protecting clients’ legal interests while also lending practical advice to get deals done.

Jennifer is a top advisor to cutting-edge companies in the entertainment industry. She leads Fenwick’s copyright group and games industry group, and co-chairs the firm’s technology transactions group and digital media and entertainment, and consumer technologies and retail industry groups. Her practice encompasses a wide range of industries, including:

  • Advertising
  • Content (digital streaming, movies, distribution)
  • eCommerce and retail
  • eSports
  • Fashion and jewelry
  • Gaming
  • Hardware/devices
  • Influencers (YouTubers, etc.)
  • Sharing economy (food, travel, transport)
  • Talent
  • Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR)

Serving as a “primary care” counselor to companies, Jennifer advises clients on intellectual property, technology and media transaction strategy; copyright registration, protection and dispute resolution; and business model analysis and risk management. Jennifer is also a go-to authority for games and eSports matters.

Her robust practice includes:

  • Structuring, drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements
  • Counseling on all aspects of strategic commercial transactions

Notable representations include:

  • Advising Sterling.VC in its franchise and licensing transaction with Activision Blizzard to join Blizzard’s new Call of Duty esports league
  • Working collaboratively to bring the game Titan Quest to market (for which she was named in the credits)
  • Representing Scopely in its acquisition of FoxNext Games from The Walt Disney Company

She is also a member of the firm’s privacy and cybersecurity practice, advising clients on concerns relating to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information.

A strong advocate for the advancement of the legal profession, Jennifer serves on Fenwick’s executive, recruiting and diversity committees.

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  • Publications and Speaking Engagements

    Jennifer is a prolific author and an in-demand speaker at seminars on copyright, intellectual property and media issues. Recent examples include:

    • “The Ongoing Importance of Copyright Registration” Fenwick & West, April 2020 (co-author)
    • “FTC Public Workshop on Loot Boxes – So What Now?” Fenwick & West, January 2020 (co-author)
    • “The EU Copyright Directive: Potential Copyright Liability and a ‘Best Efforts’ Standard for Platforms,” Fenwick & West, Intellectual Property Bulletin, Winter 2020 (co-author)
    • “Privacy Issues in Technology Licensing,” All Hands Meeting 2019: Technology Agreements & E-Commerce, November 2019 (panelist)
    • “Storms on the Horizon – Hot Topics Facing the Game Industry,” Video Game Bar Association (VGBA) networking event, July 2019 (moderator)
    • Games Industry Law Summit Legal Challenge Vilnius 2019, May 2019 (judging panel)
    • Gaming Society Conference, March 2019 (speaker)
    • “SCOTUS Sees Copyright Registration as Prerequisite for Infringement Claim in Fourth Estate Case,” Fenwick & West, March 2019 (co-author)
    • “FTC Not Kidding Around with TikTok’s Record-Setting COPPA Fine – Five Steps to Reduce Your Risk Now,” Fenwick & West, March 2019 (co-author)
    • “The Supreme Court Finds Gambling to be Legal! But Is It Really?” 2018 Gaming Summit: IP and Gambling Issues Facing the Gaming Industry, November 2018 (panelist)
    • 15th Annual Stanford E-Commerce Best Practices Conference, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Stanford Law School, June 2018 (panelist)
    • “Me-Too Games: Dealing with Clones,” Games Industry Law Summit Vilnius 2018, May 2018 (panelist)
    • “The Future of E-Sports,” Fourth Annual Berkeley Law Sports Industry Conference, April 2018 (panel moderator)
    • “The Career Trajectory of Women in Law: Paths and Opportunities,” Women Leadership in Law, May 2017 (panelist)

Representative Clients

  • Airbnb
  • Fashion Nova
  • Little Passports
  • Madison Reed
  • Nexon
  • Niantic
  • Riot Games
  • Robot Entertainment
  • Scopely
  • Scribd
  • Supercell Oy
  • Tencent Holdings

Education & Admissions

M.A., International and Comparative Law
Vrije Universiteit De Brussels

B.A., Civil Law
University College, Dublin, Ireland

Admitted to practice in California

Member of the Law Society of Ireland


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